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Fort Bend Aide Taral Patel Joins Biden Administration

Fort Bend Aide Taral Patel Joins Biden Administration

Richmond: The Indian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) of Greater Houston is a nonpartisan organization and one of its missions is to promote and encourage political involvement and increase political awareness in the Indian American community residing in the Greater Houston area. IAPAC would like to congratulate Taral Patel on his appointment to work with […]

Commissioner Adrian Garcia Proposes Initiatives to Strengthen Grid

Commissioner Adrian Garcia Proposes Initiatives to Strengthen Grid

Harris County: Commissioners Court discussed an item brought forth by Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia to consider what county actions are available to respond to the widely acknowledged failures of the Public Utility Commission of Texas that led to dozens of lives being lost. According to the Houston Chronicle, the number of deaths from the […]

IAPAC Supports Neera Tanden Nomination

IAPAC Supports Neera Tanden Nomination

Houston: The Indian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) of Greater Houston is a nonpartisan organization and one of its missions is to promote and encourage political involvement and increase political awareness in the Indian American community residing in the Greater Houston area. IAPAC congratulates Neera Tanden on her historic nomination to be the Director of […]

Face of ‘Perseverance’ Mars Landing was an Indian American: Swati Mohan

Face of ‘Perseverance’ Mars Landing was an Indian American: Swati Mohan

By Harmeet Kaur Pasadena, California: It was Swati Mohan who first delivered the news to earthlings that NASA’s Perseverance rover had successfully landed on Mars. “Touchdown confirmed,” she announced to roaring applause from mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. “Perseverance safely on the surface of Mars, ready to begin seeking the […]

TSH Celebrates Centennial of Tagore’s Visit to Houston – Feb. 13-14, 2021

TSH Celebrates Centennial of Tagore’s Visit to Houston – Feb. 13-14, 2021

By Partha Sarathi Chatterjee Tagore Society of Houston (TSH) held 100 years commemoration of Rabindranath Tagore’s visit to Houston on February 13, 1921. On February 13, 2021, TSH organized a socially distanced event at the Tagore Grove in Ray Miller Park in west Houston. Due to Covid restrictions, City of Houston allowed only a few […]

Houston’s Hell on Earth: Deep Freeze, No Power, Bursting Water Pipes

Houston’s Hell on Earth: Deep Freeze, No Power, Bursting Water Pipes

Indian Americans in Houston are still suffering, along with their mainstream compatriots, from the deep freeze with associated pains of loss of electric power and burst water pipes. Relief will come next week with temperatures back in the 70 degrees F. The Indian Consulate has offered a helpline for the current storm: +1 346-2325345, enquiries@swbell.net

Moving Beyond Paris: India Steps Up its Climate Ambitions

Moving Beyond Paris: India Steps Up its Climate Ambitions

By Harsh V. Shringla We focus on the human and development impacts of climate change *Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. The country aims to be ‘a leader in thought and action on climate’, its foreign secretary says Harsh V. Shringla is India’s […]

Sri Kulkarni Joins AmeriCorps Federal Agency

Sri Kulkarni Joins AmeriCorps Federal Agency

Washington DC: AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteering and service, announced the appointments of three leading experts to key positions – Sonali Nijhawan, director of AmeriCorps State and National; Dan Kohl, director of government relations; and Sri Preston Kulkarni, chief of external affairs. Joining the seven leaders announced last month, these appointees reflect the Biden […]

Pritesh Gandhi, Bhavya Lal Join the Biden Administration

Pritesh Gandhi, Bhavya Lal Join the Biden Administration

Dem Candidate Pritesh Gandhi Joins DHS Austin: An Austin doctor who was U.S. House candidate picked by Biden as DHS chief medical officer An Austin physician, who was a Democratic congressional candidate last year, was selected by President JoeBiden to join his administration, according to a Thursday news release from the clinic he is leaving […]

Rihanna, Greta Tweet for Farmers and Government Response

Rihanna, Greta Tweet for Farmers and Government Response

New Delhi: Protests have been taking place in India for months as a result of three new agriculture laws passed in 2020. On Feb. 2, two influential names took to Twitter to show their support for India’s farmers. Rihanna shared an article written by CNN, which outlined the recent internet cuts that took place in […]

Questions linger about why terminally ill doctor killed Austin pediatrician in hostage standoff

Questions linger about why terminally ill doctor killed Austin pediatrician in hostage standoff

BY NATE CHUTE, WOCHIT LOS ANGELES (Austin American Statesman) — Days after Austin police identified Dr. Bharat Narumanchi as the man behind a hostage standoff in Central Austin that ended in his suicide and the death of pediatrician Dr. Lindley Dodson, a 43-year-old mother of three, his exact motives are still unknown. But interviews with […]

PM Modi ‘Honored’ after Brazil Thanks India for 2 MM Covid Vaccine

PM Modi ‘Honored’ after Brazil Thanks India for 2 MM Covid Vaccine

New Delhi: After receiving 2 million doses of coronavirus vaccine from India, Brazil President Jair M Bolsonaro thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for vaccine export saying he feels honoured to have a great partner to overcome a global obstacle by joining efforts. India, which began exporting the Astrazeneca and Oxford coronavirus vaccine doses last Wednesday, […]

Kisan Morcha Calls Off Tractor Parade after Violence at Red Fort

Kisan Morcha Calls Off Tractor Parade after Violence at Red Fort

New Delhi: The Samyukt Kisan Morcha called off the tractor parade by farmers Tuesday and appealed to particiants to immediately return to their respective protest sites. The tractor parade, which began much ahead of the scheduled time, turned violent with farmers opposing the Centre’s new agri laws and police clashing at several areas of the […]

India’s 72nd Republic Day Celebrated in India, DC and Houston

India’s 72nd Republic Day Celebrated in India, DC and Houston

New Delhi: The annual Republic Day celebrations began in the national capital under the shadow of Covid-19 and farmers protests. The protesting farmers who are seeking repeal of the contentious farm bills passed last year breached the Delhi borders and entered the capital. The National Flag was unfurled at Rajpath in the presence of President […]

Indo-American News Radio Celebrates 1st Anniversary

Indo-American News Radio Celebrates 1st Anniversary

By Pramod Kulkarni Sugar Land: Indo-American News is both 40 years old and 1-year old. How is that possible? “Our newspaper has been published continuously for the past 40 years,” explained Publisher Jawahar Malhotra. “And we are celebrating the first year completion of our news radio show.” Founded by Dr. K.L. Sindwani and his wife […]

Afraid of Covid, Indian ‘Stays’ at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport

Afraid of Covid, Indian ‘Stays’ at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport

Chicago: A 36-year-old Indian-origin man who was too scared to fly due to the coronavirus pandemic and lived undetected for nearly three months in a secure area of Chicago’s international airport has been arrested, US authorities said. Aditya Singh lives in a suburb of Los Angeles, California, was arrested on Saturday for living in a […]

IMAGH and Umbrella Organizations Celebrate New Year ‘21 on Zoom

IMAGH and Umbrella Organizations Celebrate New Year ‘21 on Zoom

Houston: Indian Muslims Association of Greater Houston popularly knows as IMAGH in Greater Houston community recently celebrated New year 2021 virtually along with organizations under their umbrella, CLUB65 and SAYA (South Asian Youth Alliance). This event happened on January 16, 2021 (Saturday) using the Zoom platform. Saeed Pathan (Secretary, IMAGH) hosted program along with Rahat […]

“Never, Ever Underestimate the Indians”

“Never, Ever Underestimate the Indians”

Brisbane: A visibly upset Langer said that one massive lesson he has learnt from the setback is that you cannot take anything for granted. “Never ever, ever underestimate the Indians, 1.5 billion [people in India] and you play in the senior team, you have to be really tough,” he said. Langer said the fightback after […]

How Sherpas Reached K2 Summit in Winter for the First Time

How Sherpas Reached K2 Summit in Winter for the First Time

Kathmandu: At around noon on Saturday, the climbers inched into the infamous passage called the Bottleneck on K2, the second-tallest mountain in the world and one never before conquered in winter. The sky was clear, the wind manageable and the summit just beyond this final and most perilous stretch. If they could navigate the Bottleneck, […]

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Has Elevated the Blindian Community

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Has Elevated the Blindian Community

Washington DC: Sharda Sekaran was raised by a single Black mom. She went to mostly Black schools as a child, in mostly Black neighborhoods. Looking at her, she says, some people assume she’s Black. But her name — Sharda — always gave her away. All her life, Sekaran has searched for other “Blindians” — people […]

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